Hosea 6 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Come, let us return to the Lord. For He has torn [us], and He will heal us; He has wounded [us], and He will bind up our wounds. 1 "Come, let us return to the LORD. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds.
2 He will revive us after two days, and on the third day He will raise us up so we can live in His presence. 2 After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in his presence.
3 Let us strive to know the Lord. His appearance is as sure as the dawn. He will come to us like the rain, like the spring showers that water the land. 3 Let us acknowledge the LORD; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth."
4 What am I going to do with you, Ephraim? What am I going to do with you, Judah? Your loyalty is like the morning mist and like the early dew that vanishes. 4 "What can I do with you, Ephraim? What can I do with you, Judah? Your love is like the morning mist, like the early dew that disappears.
5 This is why I have used the prophets to cut them down; I have killed them with the words of My mouth. My judgment strikes like lightning. 5 Therefore I cut you in pieces with my prophets, I killed you with the words of my mouth; my judgments flashed like lightning upon you.
6 For I desire loyalty and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings. 6 For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.
7 But they, like Adam, have violated the covenant; there they have betrayed Me. 7 Like Adam, they have broken the covenant-- they were unfaithful to me there.
8 Gilead is a city of evildoers, tracked with bloody footprints. 8 Gilead is a city of wicked men, stained with footprints of blood.
9 Like robbers who wait in ambush for someone, a band of priests murders on the road to Shechem. They commit atrocities. 9 As marauders lie in ambush for a man, so do bands of priests; they murder on the road to Shechem, committing shameful crimes.
10 I have seen something horrible in the house of Israel: Ephraim's promiscuity is there; Israel is defiled. 10 I have seen a horrible thing in the house of Israel. There Ephraim is given to prostitution and Israel is defiled.
11 A harvest is also appointed for you, Judah. When I return My people from captivity, 11 "Also for you, Judah, a harvest is appointed. "Whenever I would restore the fortunes of my people,